300 species of birds visit this beautiful beach

Surrey’s Crescent Beach is a popular recreation area, and its rich waters and fertile tidal marshes make it ideal bird habitat. (Black Press Media file photo)
A bald eagle leaves its perch above the Crescent Beach dog park. (Aaron Hinks / Black Press Media file photo)
A bald eagle leaves its perch above the Crescent Beach dog park. (Aaron Hinks / Black Press Media file photo)

Surrey’s Crescent Beach has tons of opportunities for recreation, ranging from swimming and sailing to beach combing and bird watching.

Among the many things it’s famous for, the beach features the Crescent Rock, a 120-tonne boulder on a rugged shoreline. Nudists and naturalists sometimes use this area.

Crescent Beach also features Blackie Spit Park, which is an annual migration rest stop for birds travelling on the Pacific Flyway. Of the 300 species of birds that stop here, thousands are ducks and geese, foraging on the rich land and waters. In fact, eelgrass meadows, mudflats and tidal marshes make for year-round bird habitat.

——

See hundreds of photos and dozens of articles about great West Coast destinations at westcoasttraveller.com

British ColumbiaCanadaSurreyTourismtravelwct-introWildlife

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey monitoring traffic as vehicles again clog city streets

Compared with city’s 2019 weekly average, deepest volume reduction was in late March with up to 46 per cent less vehicles

Art’s Scarecrow Festival returns in September

Sixth annual event will be different than previous events because of the pandemic

Surrey’s top cop is keynote speaker at Surrey Board of Trade AGM

Asssistant Commissioner Brian Edwards will be on deck at Tuesday’s ‘virtual’ meeting

Refund emails from City of White Rock a ‘phishing’ scam

IT staff work to nullify security breach in ‘classic phishing campaign’

SPCA partners with Crime Stoppers

Many call in to the SPCA, but want to remain anonymous: Eccles

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

We were a bit tone deaf: Hobo Cannabis renamed Dutch Love after backlash

Hobo Cannabis has various locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor says he does not remember attack

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

Most Read